Environmental Earth Science research carried out in the Patterson Laboratory emphasizes the use of micropaleontological, sedimentological, and geochemical techniques to: 1) study paleoclimate records in Holocene lake, marine, and peatland environments; 2) determine the influence of climate variability on aquatic ecosystems, particularly the link between climate and lake hydroecology; 3) assess the impact of land-use change degradation on lake and coastal-marine ecosystems; and 4) evaluate the degree to which remediation efforts are successful in improving aquatic ecosystem services.

The Patterson Laboratory is affiliated with the Carleton Climate and Environmental Research Group (CCERG), the Carleton Institute of Environmental Science, the Global Water Institute (GWI) and the Carleton Northern Studies Program.



Carleton Research

Carleton University Researcher Awarded Grant to Investigate Munitions Dumping in the Baltic Sea

Dec 15 2020




Research Contribution

A novel geomatics method for assessing the Haughton impact structure

Calder W. Patterson & Richard E. Ernst

Aug 22, 2020






Contribution 184

A novel protocol for mapping the spatial distribution of storm derived sediment in lakes

R. Timothy Patterson, Veronica Mazzella, Andrew L. Macumber, Braden R. B. Gregory, Calder W. Patterson, Nawaf A. Nasser, · Helen M. Roe, Jennifer M. Galloway, Eduard G. Reinhardt

Nov 18, 2020